Disaster Relief Library Efforts

Thank you to all librarians who are working together to assist in the library relief efforts.


Kenosha Public Library Fines Go to Help Damaged Libraries
The Kenosha Public library Director, Barb Brattin, brought a request to the Library Board to approve one week of fines from all of the 4 branches and the bookmobile to be given to the ALA Disaster Relief Fund in response to the recent Hurricane damage.  The week of September 25th - October 1st a total of $1,240.92 was collected in fines that week , and an additional $85.90 was donated by patrons and staff.  A poster was used at all point of service locations to inform the patrons.  The library also used social media to highlight the effort.


Book Review Group Donates $500
The Southwestern Ohio Young Adult Materials Review Group (SOYAMRG) which is made up of 40 public and private school librarians, public librarians and other professionals who work with young adults ages 12-18 voted to contribute $500.


Dickerson Memorial Library (MA) Knitting Group Contributes
The Northfield, Massachusetts library’s Thursday Night Knitting Group’s decided to give $300, half of the funds they raised at their fall Stash Bash to the Florida libraries.


50-50 Raffle Nets Funds for Disaster Relief
During the Baltimore County Public Library Staff Association’s annual Staff Day, the Association earmarked funds raised from a ‘50-50 Raffle’ for the ALA Disaster Relief Fund. The Raffle raised $202.50 to help libraries devastated by the recent hurricanes!


Neighborhood yard sale
Elissa Miller raised $515 at a neighborhood yard sale fundraiser for Puerto Rican libraries.  Neighbors and friends got together to support libraries in Puerto Rico. 
Elissa Miller Fundraising efforts




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